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EPCSO: Horizon City man dies after dirt bike hits wall

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) officials announced Tuesday afternoon the death of a Horizon City man after a dirt bike crash.

According to the EPCSO, on October 12, at about 7:00 am their Patrol units sent to the 1200 block of Zapata, behind SISD’s Desert Wind Elementary, about a motorcycle accident.

Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic investigations section responded and found that the rider of the off-road dirt bike was not wearing a helmet and had crashed into a rock wall.

Officials identify the rider as 32-year-old Eric Estevez from Horizon City.

Officials with Sheriff’s Office added that they “encourage motorcycle riders to wear a helmet and to never operate off-road motorcycles and ATV’s on roadways.”

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